October News

Delivering the Future                                                                        

We start this months news round up with an update on our future strategy, including the services we will be able to offer you now and in the future.

Thanks all for the great customer feedback in the summer and we have reviewed our operating model as a result. We will continue to work with clients to provide advice and support in three key strategic challenges that the housing sector faces:

  • Growth
  • Change
  • Resilience

Our advice and support will be provided by delivering our services and products to you through the following business areas:

  • Strategy & Change
  • Governance
  • Treasury & Finance
  • HR Advice
  • Recruitment & Interims
  • Property

These were the areas you highlighted as key to the success of your businesses. We will update you over the next few months with more information on how we’ll approach the delivery of each of these areas and how we’ll grow and adapt the organisation to offer the full range of services.

Watch this space!


In the meantime, many of you will be aware that Susan Kane has departed on a global 6 month sabbatical. Responsibility for the Treasury and Finance stream will move to David Mairs, Managing Director of our sister company Murja who has a wealth of experience. We have also taken this opportunity to integrate the team from Murja & Altair into one Treasury and Finance offering

Steve Douglas and Fiona Underwood, who are Co-Chief Executives of the Aquila Group, of which Altair is a subsidiary, will take responsibility for Markets and Growth, and Services and Products Delivery, respectively, as the work of the Aquila Group increases.

We also have two new Associate Directors:-

  • Olu Olanrewaju joins us on secondment from L&Q Housing Trust to work on projects involving Altair Africa, an area where Altair is developing its reach

  • Soren Krarup a senior IT professional with 15 years housing experience and has worked on over 300 housing Brixx models.

To find out more about the changes and who’s who in the team, go to Our Team

Finally, we are looking to recruit two new consultants to help us deliver this, at a very exciting time for Altair. If you are interested please download more information at Altair Consultants

New Reports

During September we have been involved in two new reports on various key parts of the sector

  • Building Bridges – A guide to better partnerships between local authorities and housing associations


  • Taking Stock – Challenge change and innovation in the ALMO sector

To download your copies click on the bold.

Fiona Underwood and Jim Lashmar, were headline speakers at a joint Scottish Housing Conference on governance and finance last month and we’ll be supporting a major event on the Leadership2025 initiative, creating a more diverse sector leadership in November 2017.

To find out more about Leadership 2025 and how you could benefit visit Leadership2025.


We will be constantly updating our website over the next few months to keep you up to date with what’s happening in areas such as:-

  • Products and Services we offer
  • The Team
  • News and Downloads
  • Recruitment Opportunities

Visit www.altairltd.co.uk to find out more